Office of Employee Relations

The Employee Relations division in the Office of Human Resources is committed to creating a healthy organizational climate in which employees are valued stakeholders with the power to affect outcomes. The Employee Relations' philosophy at Fort Hays State University encourages mutual responsibility for constructive work relationships and communication; information sharing; problem solving; and a safe, neutral process through which differences can be managed.

An employee's success is largely dependent on support systems which foster strong and trusting work relationships. These essential supports are found within employee/supervisor relationships, employee/peer (or team) relationships and employee/university relationships. In each of these relationships, support is taking time and being responsive; support is listening, seeking clarity and problem solving; and support is assuming responsibility.

Resources to promote this support are available to all staff and include educational and instructional materials, consultation and group facilitation services, dispute resolution and grievance procedure. The Office of Employee Relations is available to provide confidential help with work-related issues.


If you have any questions or comments please send an e-mail to cdlane@fhsu.edu, or call (785) 628-4762, or send mail to:

Carrie Lane, Employee Relations
Human Resource Office
Fort Hays State University
Sheridan Hall 110B
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601